Miss Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper

Miss Emma Cooper

Postgraduate research student

Phone: +44 (0)7491658729

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Personal profile

PhD researcher funded by the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. Current research focusing on glacier dynamics, ice sheet deglaciation, and palaeolake evolution at sites in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, South America. 

Research interests

My PhD is utilising multiple methodologies, including:

  • Cosmogenic Nuclide Surface Exposure-age Dating
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Micromorphology
  • Field Geomorphology and Sedimentology


Teaching Assistant (Academic Year 2019-2020/2021-2022): GG1015- Digital Geographies: Remote sensing and GIS

Workshop Leader (Academic Year 2020-2021): GG1011 (Module D) Statistics

Teaching Assistant (Academic Year 2020-2021): GG3028- Digital Landscapes

Teaching Assistant (Academic Year 2021-2022): GG1011 (Module A) 1st Year Physical Geography Techniques



Educational background

PhD, Department of Geography (2018-2022)- Royal Holloway, University of London: Patagonian Ice Sheet deglaciation and palaeolake evolution (44 – 46°S)

MSc, Climate Change (2016-2017)- University College London: Revisiting the 8.2 kyr event: abrupt deglacial climate change and ocean circulation from the northern North Atlantic.

BSc, Physical Geography (2013-2016)- Royal Holloway, University of London: Distinguishing Polar Diamictons: a quantitative marine core analysis, the Amundsen Sea Sector, West Antarctica.


Other work

Research Assistant, (Sept-Dec 2017)- University College London

Work on RAPID-17-5P. A marine core that was collected from the Iceland Basin (S-Iceland) as part of the RAPID Climate Change programme. Sample preparation for sortable silt analysis, planktic foraminifera counts/ benthic picking for stable isotopes.

Laboratory Assistant, (2017)- University College London

Plant macrofossil picking, sorting and identification from lake sediments.

Placement, (Aug, 2015)- British Antarctic Survey

Student placement with Dr James Smith (Palaeo-Ice Sheets Working Group). Data manipulation (core properties data), sediment description, (sub)sampling and x-radiograph interpretation.

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